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Clergy Members Named in Alaska Sexual Misconduct Review

An independent review has found credible accusations of past sexual misconduct against seven clergy members of an Alaska Catholic diocese, including a former priest who died in a July plane crash and another priest who was placed on administrative leave …

California Dioceses Creating Abuse Compensation Program

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in California are creating a program to compensate people who were sexually abused by priests as children, in return for them promising not to sue. The program announced Tuesday includes the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and …

California to Review Sex-Abuse Responses of 12 Dioceses

The California attorney general’s office will review how all 12 Roman Catholic dioceses in the state handled allegations of child sexual abuse that have resulted in payouts of hundreds of millions of dollars to victims. Attorney General Xavier Becerra sent …

LA Archdiocese to Pay $8M Payment in Sex Abuse Case

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $8 million to a teenager who was sexually abused by the athletic director at her Catholic high school who had continued to work despite prior allegations of misconduct, it was announced …

Louisiana Diocese Will Name Clergy Accused of Abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, La., says it will publicly identify all of its clergy credibly accused of child abuse. Bishop Michael Gerard Duca says on the diocese website that releasing the list of names on Thursday will …

Lawsuit Seeks $70M from Montana Diocese for Abuse Victims

Representatives of sex abuse victims and their survivors are suing a bankrupt Roman Catholic diocese in Montana in an effort to ensure more than $70 million in assets are available for those abused by church officials. The Diocese of Great …

Hartford Archdiocese Wins Sex-Abuse Insurance Case

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford has won a judgment against an insurer it sued for failing to reimburse the archdiocese for payments it made to settle sexual misconduct cases involving priests and minors. A federal judge in New Haven …

Abuse Survivors in New Mexico Approve Diocese Settlement

Victims of clergy sexual abuse have approved of a plan for the Gallup Diocese in New Mexico to dole out millions of dollars in compensation. The Albuquerque Journal reported that an attorney for 57 abuse survivors told a federal judge …

Oregon Church Sued for $5M for Alleged Unreported Abuse

A woman is suing a northwestern Oregon church over claims that its leaders kept quiet about reports from her daughter that she was being sexually abused by her father. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the $5 million suit filed this week …

Archdiocese in Washington Settles 8 Abuse Cases for $9M

The Seattle Archdiocese in Washington will pay just over $9 million to eight women who were sexually abused as children by a former priest in Whatcom and Skagit counties. The abuse occurred between 1968 and 1974 at churches in Burlington, …